There shall be a state Library Commission, known as the "West Virginia Library Commission", which shall consist of five members who shall be appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, each for a term of four years. Thereafter, on July 1, 1995, four additional members shall be appointed: Provided, That for the four new members added to the commission in the year 1995, one shall serve an initial term of four years and three shall serve an initial term of two years. No more than three members may reside in the same congressional district. At least four members of the commission shall be women and at least four members shall be men. No member of the commission shall receive compensation for services rendered, nor be engaged or interested in the publishing business.
The members of the commission in office on the date this code takes effect shall, unless sooner removed, continue to serve until their respective terms expire and their successors have been appointed and have qualified. On or before the expiration of the terms for which said members are appointed, the Governor shall appoint their successors.